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TPM Reader PP:

I’m sure this isn’t a perspective lost on anyone, but has anyone asked the reps who want to breach the debt limit because it won’t be such a big deal why they think it is that they have such a great tool of leverage for extracting things with?

It seems that they want to have it both ways: They want the debt ceiling issue to be some hugely important thing to avoid in order to be able to get someone they would never ever be able to get by normal means, but they then want it to be “no big deal!” so they aren’t to be painted as people willing to light our country on fire.

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